*DONALD HALL - essayist, poet and editor - will read from his work at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus (1840 S. 13th East).

Hall has visited Utah several times. His appearance at Southern Utah State College a couple of years go as part of the Convocation Series was a highlight.He is the author of "The One Day," a new book of poems, as well as "Kicking the Leaves" and "The Happy Man."

The reading series is sponsored by Westminster, the University of Utah, the King's English Bookstore and Ellipsis.

Hall will be signing books at the King's English from 5 to 6 p.m. the day of the reading. For information call the store at 484-9100.

For information on the reading series itself, call 488-4112.

-RUTH HARRIS SWANER of Smithfield, Cache County, has been named president of the League of Utah Writers for 1989, succeeding Richard Tice.

Ann Marcusen will serve as president-elect, Linda Muhlestein as secretary/historian and Patricia Ramsey Jones as secretary/treasurer.

The league has 19 chapters throughout Utah. It is a non-profit organization funded in part by the Utah Arts Council and the NEA.

-PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS with manuscripts about to be published take note: the 1990 Western Book Awards are now taking nominations.

Work must be submitted by the publisher, not the writer.

Writers must be from Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Wyoming or Washington.

Judges this year will be William Kittredge, Jorie Graham, Elizabeth Hardwich and N. Scott Momaday.

For a list of rules and categories, write to the Western States Arts Federation, 207 Shelby St. (Suite 200), Santa Fe, N.M. 87501.

Winning authors will receive $2,500. Winning publishers receive $5,000.